DALLAS, Texas - The Texas Cultural Trust and Texas Women for the Arts were honored at the 2nd Annual Texas Tea hosted by the Dallas International Art, Antique and Jewelry Show, Posh Couture Rentals and Rochon on Friday, November 8. Honorary Chairs for the Tea were Donna Axum Whitworth and Karen Matthews. The high noon affair featured informal modeling provided by Carolina Herrera in Highland Park Village and catering by Lombardi's. The afternoon culminated with Miller Gaffney, star of PBS' "Market Warriors," providing guests with curated tours of the show.
The programs of the Texas Cultural Trust include the biennial Texas Medal of Arts Awards, Create Texas economic research, Adventures in the ARTS children's book and the Arts & Digital Literacy Initiative, as well as the Texas Young Masters, a joint initiative between the Trust and the Texas Commission on the Arts, and is generously supported by Texas Women for the Arts. "Our partnership with the Dallas International Art, Antique & Jewelry Show is another important step in furthering our mission to awaken the artist in every Texas child," said Karen Matthews, President of the Texas Women for the Arts.
The Texas Tea honors the members of the Texas Women for the Arts and promotes the mission of the Texas Cultural Trust to inspire, integrate and illuminate the arts in Texas. The Texas Cultural Trust promotes the importance of the arts by educating children and sustaining the vibrant Texas economy through awareness, outreach, economic research, and the development of an art and digital literacy curriculum for public school students.
"What makes this show so unique is that it brings together some of the world's most elite galleries in a location that couldn't be more fitting for an event of this nature," said Scott Diament, President and CEO of the Palm Beach Show Group. "It is with great pleasure that we will honor the Texas Cultural Trust and their continued contributions to cultural arts in the great state of Texas. We look forward to building on this momentum when the Show returns in 2014."
Next year's Dallas International Art, Antique & Jewelry Show dates have been set for November 6-10, 2014.
Scott Diament, Jennifer Ransom Rice, Kathleen Kennedy, Shari Brown
Miller Gaffney, Melinda Rathke, Doris Jacobs, Mary Potter
Jennifer Ransom Rice, Executive Director of Texas Cultural Trust, and Miller Gaffney
About the Palm Beach Show Group
Recognized as the nation's leading producer of premier jewelry, art, antique shows, the Palm Beach Show Group owns and operates ten shows nationally including:
LA Art Show (January 15-19, 2014)
Los Angeles Jewelry & Antique Show (January 15-19, 2014)
Naples Art, Antique & Jewelry Show (February 6-10, 2014)
Palm Beach Jewelry, Art & Antique Show (February 14-18, 2014)
Chicago International Art, Antique & Jewelry Show (April 24-28, 2014)
Baltimore Summer Antiques Show (August 21-24, 2014)
Art Baltimore 2014 (August 21-24, 2014)
New York Art, Antique & Jewelry Show (September 17-21, 2014)
Dallas International Art, Antique & Jewelry Show (November 6-10, 2014)
Palm Beach Jewelry & Watch Show (November 13-16, 2014)
For more information, please visit www.palmbeachshowgroup.com or call the Palm Beach Show Group office at 561-822-5440.
About Texas Cultural Trust
Established in 1995, the Texas Cultural Trust is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that supports the programs of the Texas Commission on the Arts and other qualifying state agencies. Programs of the Texas Cultural Trust include the biennial Texas Medal of Arts Awards, the Young Masters Program, Create Texas, Adventures in the ARTS-a children's book, Texas Women for the Arts and Founders for the Arts. For more information please visitwww.txculturaltrust.org.